Resources for Parents and Guardians
Celebrating sexual vitality and expression can be a challenge to any parent.
What was once seen as “the talk”, a single lecture about the essentials of reproduction, has become an ongoing, open, and honest conversation between a parent and child throughout a lifetime. No book can answer every question, so we’ve collected a list of great websites from our community of sex positive parenting resources.
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Coalition for Positive Sexuality
Excellent information about sex, including sex as a pleasurable activity, not just STDs and pregnancy prevention. Also en español.
Lots of good information about teen sexuality and how to build healthy relationships. Games, quizzes, stories and resources. Some portions en español. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Advocates for Youth
Great information about activism for youth sex education, with excellent resources for parents on how to talk with kids about sex. Also en español.
San Francisco Sex Information
Free and anonymous way to have sex questions answered.
Created by teens for teens. Good info about pregnancy and infection prevention.
For teen girls from the creators of Scarlet Letters for Women. Excellent sex-positive site. Has realistic information about pleasure and sexuality. Opportunities to share stories with others. Made for all genders but particularly girl-friendly.
For girls of color. Deals with all sorts of health and body issues, including sexuality and relationships.
Reproductive Health Technologies Project gives information about the emergency contraceptive and where/how to get it. Also en español and en français and Arabic.
National Youth Advocacy Coalition
A social justice organization that advocates for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being.
National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth offers information and resources.
Go Ask Alice!
The Columbia University Health Services program has excellent info on sex, health, and many other topics.
Parents, Friends & Families of Lesbians & Gays
A grassroots organization for families of
Real Life, Real Talk
A free workshop designed by Planned Parenthood to help parents learn how to talk with their kids about sex.
Planned Parenthood of New York’s Let’s Talk Page
Excellent guides on how to talk with teens about sex and how to help them open up and talk with you.
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Up to date information on sexuality and sexual and reproductive health. An excellent resource for parents, teachers, and communities.
The Guttmacher Institute
A public policy organization with resources and current information about sexual and reproductive health. Although they don’t focus on how to talk with youth, it’s one of the best places to find accurate info.
Our Whole Lives
An age-appropriate sexuality education curriculum developed by the Unitarian-Universalist Association. There are programs for grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adults (ages 18-35), and adults. They are all designed as non-religious programs, although they can also be accompanied by the Sexuality and Our Faith program.